An intense, mordantly funny collection of short fiction from the author of Home Land and The Ask.
A man with an "old soul" finds himself at a Times Square peep show, looking for more than just a little action. A young man goes into some serious regression after finding his deceased mother's stash of morphine. A group of summer-camp sadists return to the scene of the crime. Sam Lipsyte's brutally funny narratives tread morally ambiguous terrain, where desperate characters stumble over hope, or sometimes merely stumble. Written with ferocious wit and surprising empathy, Venus Drive is a potent collection of stories from "a wickedly gifted writer" (Robert Stone).
The Picador paperback edition includes an excerpt from The Ask.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sam Lipsyte was born in 1968. He has also written The Subject Steve and Home Land, winner of The Believer book award. He lives in Astoria, Queens.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I sat down and read this book straight through in one sitting. My favorite story was 'My Life, for Promotional Use Only.' The title is brilliant and the story gets better and better with every word Lipsyte puts down.